What’s so healthy about this tea?
- It’s caffeine free, so it won’t stress your adrenal function or your nerves.
- Ginger is a natural healing remedy for your digestive system. It’s great for alleviating nausea, motion sickness and morning sickness during pregnancy. It protects against colorectal cancer.
- Ginger contains gingerol, which is a phytochemical and natural anti-inflammatory well known to alleviate the aches and pains of arthritis.
- Studies show that ginger causes apoptosis, or cancer cell suicide, in ovarian cancer.
- Ginger provides internal warmth and is great for people who always feel cold, whether it’s winter or year round.
- Goji berries are one of the top superfoods for your eyes because 8 ounces have more beta carotene than 25 pounds of carrots as well as zeaxanthin, a phytochemical known to protect against macular degeneration as well as ultraviolet damage.
- Goji berries are loaded with 21 trace minerals, including zinc, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorus.
- Goji berries are loaded with vitamins, including Vitamin E, C and the B vitamins.
- Goji berries are naturally sweet. If you still need more sweetness, use the herb stevia instead of artificial sweeteners or sugar.
Notew: I realize that when it comes to recipes, I am at times incredibly imprecise. When I buy ginger, I usually shop at someplace like Whole Foods where you buy large chunks of ginger. For this recipe, I purchase a chunk of ginger as big as my hand.
As far as the water goes, start with 48 ounces. Personally, I love ginger and can drink my ginger tea pretty strong, but you may want to add more filtered water to dilute it if you are taken aback by the intensity of your ginger.
Ginger Goji Berry Tea
- 1 palm sized cluster of fresh ginger
- 8 ounces goji berries
- 48 ounces filtered water
- Wash the ginger and chop into smaller pieces.
- Place ginger in a high speed blender such as a Blendtech or Vitamix with 8 ounces of water. Blend until liquified. Pour liquid into large pot on your stove or a crockpot.
- Place the goji berries in your blender along with 8 ounces of filtered water. Blend until liquified. Pour liquid into your pot or crockpot along with the ginger water.
- Add the rest of the filtered water. Bring ingredients to a boil until heated through.
- Serve as a tea and refrigerate the rest. You can reheat the mixture to drink throughout the day.